The Evolution of the Airline Industry: Regulation, Events and Influencing Factors by James Patrick Baldwin, JD (2020)
This book is an excellent guide to how the airline industry evolved into what it is today.
A concise narrative on the evolution of the airline industry from its beginnings to the present day. The focus is on regulations, historic events and influencing factors that shaped the industry. Starting with the Wright Flyer, the book details the early conventions and regulatory framework, the development of the commercial airline industry through the 1930s, World War II and the Chicago Convention, through to the deregulation and liberalization of the industry driven by economic factors leading to the formation of the so-called Sixth Freedom airlines, the airline alliances and the low-cost and ultra-low-cost carriers.